Update #5 ·

Join our TWITTERSTORM tomorrow during the blood ban discussion!

Hello Banned4Lifers! 

This is big news. Tomorrow, December 5th the Department of Health & Human Services will meet to hear arguments from specialists and activists around the country who are trying to end the gay blood ban. 

While we won’t be able to attend the meeting in person – we’ve got a plan. 

During the duration of the meeting tomorrow from 10:25am-3:30pm EST, join us in a TWITTERSTORM using the hashtag #EndTheBan to show your support and demand that the HHS and FDA remove this outdated policy. 

Are you ready? Keep an eye out for an email tomorrow with some pre-written tweets, and get stoked to let our voices be heard! 

Need some practice? Click Here. Use this tweet for today only.

Let's do this,

Blake Lynch & Brett Donnelly
Founders Banned4Life 

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